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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 2 March, 2021

Is every day starting to feel like Groundhog Day at this point? Queen's Creative Writing student Ross McDonald has some tips for sticking to a routine and managing your time during the pandemic.

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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 28 February, 2021

Ever fancied getting in to yoga but you just weren't sure where to start? If you answered yes to that check out Creative Writing student Ross McDonald's blog on how he got into yoga.

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Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 2 October, 2020

Moving to a new city for uni can be daunting. Here, three Queen's students from other parts of the UK reveal their first impressions of their adopted city of Belfast.

Undergraduate Award worth over £2500 | 8 December, 2020

Our exclusive Undergraduate Award is available for students commencing their undergraduate degree at Queen’s in September 2021.

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Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 19 June, 2019

Coming through adjustment, especially being the only student in my school to do so that year, was a pleasantly surprising but simple process which led me to where I initially wanted to be in the first place – Queen's.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 24 January, 2018

The Irish capital is less than two hours by train and costs as little as a tenner return, so it’s well worth a day trip, says undergraduate Peter Moor, from Huddersfield, England.

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Lucy Brown, PhD Chemistry | 2 February, 2018

Fun, friends and fitness are just a few of the reasons to take the plunge, says Lucy Brown from Cambridge, England, a member of Queen’s Underwater Hockey Club

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 13 February, 2018

There are lots of affordable areas where students choose to live after they move on from Queen’s accommodation. Here, undergraduate Alisha Ratcliffe explains why she chose Stranmillis.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 February, 2018

You’re going to university. The reality is you’re going to be doing a fair bit of reading. The perfect excuse to take a nosey round some of the cutest bookshops in and around Queen’s, says Peter Moor.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 20 February, 2018

With these air travel tips, the one-hour flight to Belfast from your UK city will be a doddle, says Peter Moor, from Huddersfield.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 March, 2018

Yes, you’re in Northern Ireland, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stick with endless Ulster Frys and bowls galore of beef stew. Take the chance to go a bit exotic and try some of these international foodie hotspots around Belfast.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 March, 2018

From cutting-edge comedy to big-band musicals, Belfast is home to some of the best theatre in the world.

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Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 13 March, 2018

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 26 March, 2018

Campus tour guide Peter Moor explains why visiting Queen’s is the only way to get a feel for the university and the city.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

On April 15th 1912, the famous Titanic ship sunk; 106 years on, Belfast pays homage to the passengers of the doomed liner.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

From a typical timetable to what happens inside the lecture theatre, Peter Moor reveals what it’s like to be an English student at Queen’s.

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 11 April, 2018

Six hours of class a week does not mean it's easy, okay?

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Scott Duffield, BA Broadcast Production | 13 April, 2018

It’s easier than you think to pop home for a visit!

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Queen's Student Blog | 26 November, 2018

How does £2,500 a year sound? How about free flight, room upgrades and more? Read on…

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 27 April, 2018

From navigating a shared bathroom sitch to whether to bring your own pots, Peter Moor nixes all your freshers’ fears about halls.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

There’s a reason we’ve been voted the top place to travel for food*, you know.

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 4 May, 2018

So, you’ve got the grades and confirmed your offer at Queen’s, but now you face what seems like your first big feat as an adult – moving out.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 May, 2018

Queen’s has a rep as one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland. Here are just some of the reasons why.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

Whether you're a movie buff or only in it for the blockbusters, there's a cinema to suit everyone in Belfast!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 June, 2018

The chance to travel and give your CV a massive boost at the same time? Sign me up!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 June, 2018

Northern Ireland, home of wheaten, soda and potato bread. But where can you get your share of baked goods in and around Belfast?

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 June, 2018

It’s the summer at last. Time for barbecues and burgers. If the weather isn’t that great for a barbie, then nip into one of these top five Belfast burger haunts!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 3 July, 2018

At Queen’s, we have developed an inspiring programme of talks, tours, workshops and events that connects GB students and teachers to the Queen’s community.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 23 July, 2018

Before applying to universities, I went to a load of open days - they’re the perfect opportunity to see which uni suits you. Here are 6 reasons to visit a Queen’s open day.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 August, 2018

Belfast is an amazing city in itself, but it’s also a gateway for exploring Ireland, the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. Make the most of the uni holidays and jet off on a cheap city break from Belfast! Here is some of my travel inspo’.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 August, 2018

You’re a uni newbie. You might be away from home for the first time – it’s a big change. Here at Queen’s, there are loads of support services available to make that transition that little bit easier.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 16 August, 2018

Northern Ireland is a foodie paradise with loads of food not found anywhere else in the UK. While you’re here on the Open Day, try out this foodie treasure hunt and take one point for each one that you try!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 17 August, 2018

If you’re coming to the Open Day then let’s hope you’ve got an hour or two to spare before heading home as there’s a load to do in Belfast. Here’s 5 things to check out while you’re here.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

We defy you not to get the warm and fuzzies when you hear the accent.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

With this guide, moving to uni in Northern Ireland will be as easy as moving to the uni down the road in England.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 September, 2018

For those of you just starting at Queen’s then welcome to Belfast! If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it! Here’s some top tips of things to get you started in your first few weeks at Queen’s.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 11 September, 2018

Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK according to Which? University. But don’t just trust the stats – here are six reasons why student life here really is more affordable.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 September, 2018

When you start uni, you do have to fend for yourself - and that means cooking and buying your own food! Thankfully, there are plenty of places around uni to get your groceries.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

Queen’s may be that bit further away on the map from other UK universities, but it offers everything you could want from your uni experience (shh! just don’t tell everyone!)

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 21 September, 2018

It’s the weekend! No more lectures or tutorials, so what to do? Here’s my pick of activities to keep entertained (rather than just lying in bed for the whole weekend!)

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 1 October, 2018

What’s the best way to set you up for the day? No this isn’t some cereal promotion blog. The best way is to have a good old Ulster Fry or another top Belfast breakfast. Here’s my top 5 breakfast haunts in Belfast.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 10 October, 2018

Game of Thrones – the world’s top TV show. You might not know – a load of it is filmed in and around Belfast. While you’re waiting for season 8 (I know it’s taking ages!) then check out these 4 ways to become a GoT tourist! POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 15 October, 2018

Club and societies are great way to make friends when you start uni. There’s over 200 to choose from – there’s sure to be one that’ll take your fancy. For Peter, it was the Literific Debating Society.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 5 November, 2018

The clocks have just gone back. It’s properly autumn now - the perfect time to take a walk on the weekend and see a bit more of Northern Ireland. Here’s my top 4 walking jaunts:

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 19 November, 2018

Thinking about studying English at Queen's? Peter is sharing his tips on what to expect from your first year and how to get the most out of your studies.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 3 December, 2018

It’s December which means there are not too many sleeps till Christmas now! Before heading home for the holidays, get into the festive spirit with these Christmassy tips

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 9 January, 2019

When Peter started studying English and Linguistics at Queen's he knew he wanted his future career to allow him to keep writing. Today he's sharing how a Queen's bursary has helped him with Work Experience Opportunities.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 2 February, 2021

So, you've applied for your preferred Universities and now you're waiting for the offers to start flooding in. But it doesn't stop there, UCAS applications are just the start of your journey! Here's how to prepare for the next steps.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 22 January, 2019

Think it's expensive to get to Queen's? Think again! Peter is sharing his tips and tricks for getting cheap flights to Belfast, including how to get all your luggage here on a budget.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 22 January, 2019

The Experience Queen's Events, held in Manchester and London, are the perfect taster session for offer holders. Peter Moor is here to share why you definitely need to come along.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 5 February, 2019

Peter is sharing his thoughts on what it's really like to live in Queen's Accommodation whilst studying and why you should consider applying for a room too.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 20 February, 2019

Higher Education Fairs are the perfect way to really get a feel for your future University! Here are 5 questions you should definitely ask.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 22 March, 2019

Did you know that there are a variety of student jobs available at Queen’s? From the QFT to the SU Shop, even Blogging, there are lots of interesting roles! Alisha is sharing why working for Queen’s is the perfect way to fit a job around her studies.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 25 March, 2019

It's almost time to make your final decisions about what University you'll pick as your "Firm" Choice. Peter is sharing his reasons for choosing Queen's and why it was the perfect decision for him.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 29 March, 2019

Have you ever considered being on the committee of your favourite society at Queen's? Alisha is talking about her experience being the English Society Secretary as well as why she thinks everyone should consider applying for a post.

PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 1 May, 2019

As summer graduation approaches, some students are nearly ready to take their next steps into the world of work. Peter is sharing his tips for getting the most from the Careers Service at Queen's.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 26 November, 2019

Peter is just one of the many students who currently benefit from a Scholarship at Queen's. He's sharing all the ways receiving it has helped him during his time at Queen's.

Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 4 June, 2019

A languages degree at Queen's is a blend of language and grammar, enhancing your appreciation of culture, and giving you an insight into a new way of life. Plus with the year abroad in the third year, the world is yours to explore.

Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 6 June, 2019

You don't need to break the bank to have a good day out in Belfast! In fact, the city is packed with great places to visit and enjoy when you're on a budget.

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PETER MOOR, BA ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS | 20 June, 2019

What is the Russell Group and what does it mean for students who study at a Russell Group University? Peter share's his thoughts on why choosing a research-intensive university was a perfect fit.

Francesca D'Souza, BSc Economics | 5 July, 2019

There are lots of reasons you might find yourself using Clearing to secure a University Place but it can still be a nervewracking experience. Francesca is sharing her Clearing story and how it helped her find the perfect course at Queen's.

Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 17 July, 2019

Summer break is the perfect time to reflect on your academic goals and what you want to get out of University. Olaoluwayode is sharing some tips on how she is using the time off to set new goals for next term.

Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 29 July, 2019

With two airports, 74 flight routes, and 3 Ferry Crossings- getting to Belfast is much simpler than you think. Charlie is sharing his experience and tips for anyone travelling to Queen's for the first time.

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Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 7 August, 2019

Every year lots of students find a University Place using Clearing. Gabriella is sharing her top tips for making that process go as smoothly as possible.

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 22 August, 2019

With exam results freshly released and smiles on many people’s faces as they have received the grades that they have been waiting nervously for all Summer – it’s time to prepare for Freshers Week!

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 26 September, 2019

Charlie shares his experience of studying at Queen's with a visual impairment and offers some advice for how to make sure you're getting the support you need to succeed.

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Charlotte Brice, BA English | 3 October, 2019

We asked second year student Charlotte what she wishes she'd known as a first year at Queen’s. Use her tips to adapt to student life on campus.

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Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 16 October, 2019

Planning ahead to the summer? Final year student Gabriella Dancer explains why Camp America offers personal and professional growth

Alice Poole, BSc Architecture | 5 February, 2020

Undergraduate Architect student, Alice Poole from the Cotswolds explains the unexpected ways Queen’s GB scholarship package benefitted her.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

Three Queen's students from England talk journey times – and prices – when travelling to Queen’s.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

From Brexit borders to NI politics, three students who came to Queen’s from England reveal the most bizarre – and untrue - things they’ve been asked about student life in Belfast.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

Warning: strangers will hug you!

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Lauren Bailey, Student volunteer | 30 April, 2020

Queen’s Master’s student Lauren Bailey is volunteering with the NHS in England, transporting equipment, supplies and medication, and delivering essential items to people who are self-isolating.

Una Jackson | 29 June, 2020

At Queen’s, Una Jackson found the freedom to express herself, all helped by Belfast’s charity and thrift shops.

Una Jackson | 12 August, 2020

There are many 'first times' when you first join Queen's, says Una Jackson. Here's how to survive and thrive.

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Student Blogger | 4 September, 2020

Worried Belfast is too far from your family? Don’t be. With cheap airfares and super speedy flight times, your nearest and dearest won’t be able to resist a visit (or three).

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Aaron tells us what Clearing is really like | 15 July, 2021

Aaron Johnson is a 1st year Law student from Lancashire who found Queen's through Clearing last year. He tells us what he wishes he'd known about Clearing and how choosing Queen's has been his best decision ever.

Gabriella tells us about her Clearing journey | 20 July, 2021

Gabriella is a postgraduate student from London. She originally found Queen's through Clearing but enjoyed her time here so much that she decided to stay for a Master’s degree.